John Green’s Last Will and Testament

John Green

John Green

Last   Will & Testament of John Green deceased
Filed June 3rd 1874

Know all men by these presents that I, John Green of the Town of Dayton in the County of LaSalle and State of Illinois considering the uncertainty of life, and being of sound mind and memory, do make declare, and publish this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills, I give bequeath and devise my real Estate and personal property, as follows that is to say,

First I desire that all my debts be paid of whatever name or nature, to be made out of my Personal property, first, and balance if any from my real estate hereinafter devised and bequeathed unto my three sons Jesse Green, David Green, Isaac Green and my daughter Rebecca Trumbo.

Second I desire that my beloved wife Barbara Green shall have three hundred dollars per annum during her natural life (if she requires it) to be paid equally by my three sons above named, who are required to pay for her use quarterly the sum of twenty five dollars each, and it is hereby expressly understood that the said Barbara Green is to have her bed and bedding, and to make her home with my son Isaac Green.

Third I give, bequeath and devise unto my son Jesse Green and to his heirs and assigns, the following real estate Viz:- the South half of the East half of the North West quarter of Section twenty nine (29) and the North half of the East half of the South West quarter of section twenty nine (29) and the East fraction of the West half of the North East quarter of section thirty two (32) containing Sixty five and Sixty five (65 65/100) one hundredths acres lying and being in the North part of the West half of the North East quarter of section sixteen (16) also village lots one (1) two (2) and three (3) in Block numbered nine (9) and lots No one (1) two(2) three (3) four (4) and five (5) in Block No Eight (8) all in the original Town plat of Dayton, all the above and foregoing lands and lots lying and being in Township No thirty four (34) North of Range four (4) East of the third Principal Meridian in LaSalle County and State of Illinois, to have and to hold the same together all the rights priveleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

Fourth I give, bequeath, and devise unto my son David Green and to his heirs and assigns that portion of the West part of the South East quarter of section twenty nine (29) Town 34 North of Range four (4) East of the third P.M. and bounded as follows Viz: on the North by lands heretofore deeded to Jesse Green and David Green, (and since by them to John F. Nash assignee of J. Green & Co) on the East by Fox River, on the South by the section line dividing Sections twenty nine (29) and thirty two (32) and on the West by the Feeder to the Illinois and Michigan Canal, containing Eight (8) acres be the same more or less together with my entire potion of the water Power Secured and reserved in a certain Deed or release given to the State of Illinois and bearing date June 5th 1838 and not heretofore disposed of, also subject to the restrictions and conditions of said Deed or release to the State aforesaid, also Vilage lots No one (1) two (2) and the North half of lot No Seven (7) and all of lot Eight (8) in Block three (3) and lots three (3) and four (4) in Block No one (1) in the original town Plat of the Vilage of Dayton LaSalle County Illinois: Also eighteen and Seventy-nine (18 79/100) hundredths acres of the North End of the South half of the East half of the South West quarter of section (29) Township thirty-four (34) North of Range four East of the third 3rd principal Meridian in the County of LaSalle and State of Illinois: To have and to hold the same together with all the rights, priveleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining.

Fifth, I give bequeath and devise unto my son Isaac Green and to his heirs and assigns the North half of the East half of the North West quarter of section twenty nine (29) and all of that part of portion of the fractional North East quarter of section twenty nine (29) which lies West of Fox River, except that portion heretofore deeded to Jesse Green and David Green as shown by deed duly recorded in Book Eleven (11) Page four (4) of County Records; also all that portion or part of the West part of the South East fractional quarter of section twenty nine (29) lying West of Fox River and bounded as follows, on the North by the half section line of said section twenty nine (29) on the West by the half section line of said section (29) on the South by Washington Street as Shown by the original Town Plat of the Vilage of Dayton, on the East by the Feeder to the Illinois and Michigan Canal be the same more or less To have and to hold the same together with all the improvements and appurtenances thereunto belonging or in any wise pertaining, all of the above and foregoing lands lying and being in Township thirty four (34) North of Range four (4) East of the third principal Meridian in LaSalle County and State of Illinois.

Sixth: I give devise and bequeath unto my daughter Rebecca Trumbo and to her heirs and assigns Lots one (1) two (2) and three (3) in Block No fourteen (14) also fractional lots two (2) three (3) and four (4) in Block No eleven (11) all in the original Town Plat of the Vilage of Dayton, to have and to hold the same together with all the improvements rights, priveleges and appurtenances thereunto belonging.

Seventh, My other Daughters Eliza Dunavan, Nancy Dunavan, Katherine Dunavan and Rachael Gibson have all been provided for, previous to the making of this distribution of my estate.

Eighth should there be any portion of my personal property left after paying my indebtedness as hereinbefore mentioned, I desire that it be divided equally among my three sons Jesse Green, David Green, and Isaac Green.

Ninth I hereby appoint my sons Jesse Green and David Green Executors of this my last Will and testament, in witness whereof I have signed, sealed published and declared this instrument as my will at Dayton LaSalle County Illinois, this 19th day of January A. D. 1874

John Green {seal}

The said John Green of Dayton LaSalle County Illinois on this 19th day of January A. D. 1874 signed and sealed this instrument and published and declared the same as and for his last Will, and we at his request and in his presence, and in the presence of each other have hereunto written our names as subscribing witnesses.

Chas B. Hess
Geo. W. Green
Newton M. Green

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